Gold Coast Surf Forecasts

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Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney's 5-DAY SURF FORECAST

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The surf heights forecasted for Gold Coast

The Coastalwatch 'Surf Forecast' refers to breaking wave heights in the surf zone that are forecasted for a region. Coastalwatch provides 14 regional surf forecast daily across Australia.
Because each is regional forecast, consider there may be variations between the wave heights predicted and what you can expect at your local surf due to variables. For example; orientation to the coast, ocean floor bathymetry, local weather and many other local idiosyncrasies may effect the swell and weather patterns causing differing wave heights. Always use this forecast as a guide - for more detail, please read the Swell Analysis.

  • Recap A combination of small-scale E windswell and easing S groundswell maintain 2 to 3ft waves along exposed areas on Friday before easing to lower levels by Saturday. Read more

     
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Weekend Surf Forecast 20 - 22 April 2018

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Clean autumn conditions prevail across the Eastern States this weekend.

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Following two shark attacks on Monday, the WSL Aus leg is packing up.

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Recent

Shark Attack/Incident Near Gracetown Stops The Margaret River Pro

The surfer was airlifted to hospital and is in a stable condition.

1 16 Apr 2018
Video: Barney Miller, (AS5) World Adaptive Surfing Champion, Shreds Bells

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0 13 Apr 2018
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1 12 Apr 2018
A Teams Comp For A Cause This April

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0 4 Apr 2018
The Crowds Will Be Coming, So How Will Bells and Winki Cope? – Nick Carroll

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North Bondi

2-3 ft - WNW winds @ 6 knots Partly cloudy. 17.5°C, water 20°C

Maroubra

2-3 ft - WNW winds @ 6 knots Partly cloudy. 17.5°C, water 20°C

Manly - Fairy Bower

2-3 ft - W winds @ 6 knots Partly cloudy. °C, water 20°C

Forecasters Blog

Forecaster Blog: Victoria’s Surf Coast Primed to Pump

Victoria's Surf Coast is primed to turn it on throughout the middle of April.

Forecaster Blog: SE swell will pump for days across the East Coast

The recent run of classic autumn conditions continues along the East Coast this week.

Forecaster Blog: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris and The Easter Long Weekend

Who needs Easter eggs when you've got an ex tropical cyclone inbound?

Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclone Marcus

NNW cyclone-swells are as rare as hen's teeth across the West Coast - and TC Marcus looks like delivering one this weekend.

Forecaster Blog: Here comes Tropical Cyclone 13P

Some call it a tropical low, others a tropical cyclone. Regardless of how you classify it, the swell is sure to follow.

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